Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Using Blogs to Tell the Story

The year - end dinner was held in June and now we're just a week away from our annual Jimmy Biggs Memorial Cabrini Connections Golf Benefit, which raises money to operate Cabrini Connections each year.

Why is this money important? I encourage you to read Meghan's account of the year-end dinner, which is on the CC Writing Group blog.

This dinner is the end of one year and the beginning of another. Without money to fuel this process, it's almost impossible to make the year to year impact that leads young people to graduate and builds adult networks of support that last well beyond graduation.

When did all this start? Back in 1965 when employees of the Montgomery Ward corporation began tutoring 2nd to 6th grade kids living in the Cabrini Green area. I've created a timeline showing the 1965-1992 years, and the 1993 to 2007 years.

I've also created a graphic showing the services we've provided and the list of kids who have graduated from high school

I hope you'll help me reach out to others who have graduated, from high school, and/or college, so we can update this list and rebuild the connections of our kids and volunteers.

If you feel this is a value that should be continued into the future, please consider supporting us with a donation, either through the Golf Benefit, or by sending a contribution to Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection, 800 W. Huron, Chicago, Il. 60622

Thank you.

Dan Bassill
Cabrini Connections
Tutor/Mentor Connection

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